To redo song a bit, North Summit folk...

To redo song a bit, North Summit folks don't mind those trains ...

There are 98 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 11, 2008, titled To redo song a bit, North Summit folks don't mind those trains .... In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Greg McNeil and Lori Barber can handle the rumble of the freight trains as they pass behind their Hudson home.

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Joe Below

Akron, OH

#1 May 11, 2008
Let the Horns Blow if it saves a life
Choo Choo Charlie

Medina, OH

#2 May 12, 2008
I hav to agree with Joe. As the article pointed out the tracks have been there forever. If you decide to live near the tracks dealing with the train whistle should be expected.
akronakronakronb ridge

Cleveland, OH

#3 May 12, 2008
Seems as though the people who live in the "affluent Ashbrooke neighborhood" are idiots.
When you buy/build a house near the tracks, you will hear trains.
It's like the stupid people that expect the government pay for 'sound walls' when they build homes right next to the freeway. If you build a house near the tracks you will hear trains, if you build a house near the freeway you will hear cars.
I think that the people of the Ashbrooke neighborhood should try swimming without water or breathing without air.
These people need to find a real problem.
Oh Boy

Fairfield, CT

#4 May 12, 2008
They know the tracks were there when they moved in, I would rather my tax dollars were spent on things rather than making sure Biff and Muffy dont have to hear trains wistle as thay pass through their back yards. with many of these right of ways on ohio being over 100 years old I feel the trains win ..there is a reason your house was the cheepest one in the subdivision.
That horn they are complaining about has a job, and that job is saving lives!!!

its almost like buying a home near a pig farm then complaining about the smell.
Vanilla Cokehead

Ravenna, OH

#5 May 12, 2008
poo poo - those train horns detract from the dignity of Snob Hill, I mean Hudson. So what if a car gets smashed or a person gets killed?

And I agree with @Oh Boy - those residents should have realized what they were getting into when moving into a house near railroad tracks. Let those rich bi*ches pay for sound insulation or earplugs to block out the sound. Not one iota of empathy from me...
concerned citizen

Oshkosh, WI

#6 May 12, 2008
and I bet they are conservatives who dont want government involved in their lives, opposed to universal health care etc. until suddenly; they have a problem and want government to solve it. i agree with everyone above - you bought next to a railroad - deal with it

Since: Jan 08

Mansfield, OH

#7 May 12, 2008
you bought the house there knowing about the trains.. so let the horns blow!
Hudson

Bedford, OH

#8 May 12, 2008
Hey, some wannabe developer (crackpot), is building a 36 unit condo project right next to the tracks. You can flash the engineer as he rolls slowly by 70 times a day. You would have to be nuts to want to live so close. What happens if a train derails?
doyt in NC

Bunnlevel, NC

#9 May 12, 2008
Hey!!!!!! Those trains carry a "FIERMAN" who sits on his butt & watches out the window. He should git off the train when it comes to a crossing & wave a lantern to show traffic the train is comming. NOT BLOW HORN AT "0"Double dark thirty....
pete

Dayton, OH

#10 May 12, 2008
I disagree. We must keeps things as safe as possible.....somtimes I notice it is difficult to know when an emergency vehicle is comming down the the street, because they do not sound their horns or sirens, must have been a quit zone...
....sorry I am against quiet zones....it might kill ME!
pete

Dayton, OH

#11 May 12, 2008
doyt in NC wrote:
Hey!!!!!! Those trains carry a "FIERMAN" who sits on his butt & watches out the window. He should git off the train when it comes to a crossing & wave a lantern to show traffic the train is comming. NOT BLOW HORN AT "0"Double dark thirty....
guys like you who have no brains got all the fireman fired a few years back...
TyRaX

Akron, OH

#12 May 12, 2008
The article states that accidents in the quiet zones increase by 195%. Thats three times the normal amount! Anyone who risks others' safety by that wide of a margin just for their own comfort doesn't deserve to be heard by anyone, let alone those who approve such "quiet zones."

Since: Mar 07

Canton, OH

#13 May 12, 2008
I have the solution.

All of the folks that can't stand the train whistles, will have to pay a special insurance premium.

The insurance pays for the untimely deaths and damages that can occur as a result of them gettin' a good night's sleep.
Mars

Stow, OH

#14 May 12, 2008
Do the trains run as much on Saturdays and Sundays? Those are the days of the week that the prospective buyers were most likely looking at the houses. I'm sure the real estate agents told the prospective buyers the truth about the volume of traffic on the tracks.
no way

Fairfield, CT

#15 May 12, 2008
If Mayor Kucha supports this He just lost my vote....there are more of us in this community than just your chosen few. he is wasting our tax dollars on the intrest of one tiny neighborhood!!!!
Northfield Center trustees dont think I am not below going out and at election time and reminding your rank and file how you have squandered their money too!!!

Let one person die at that crossing and all the goverment officials who are spearheading this will have to live with it
LOL

Ravenna, OH

#16 May 12, 2008
doyt in NC wrote:
Hey!!!!!! Those trains carry a "FIERMAN" who sits on his butt & watches out the window. He should git off the train when it comes to a crossing & wave a lantern to show traffic the train is comming. NOT BLOW HORN AT "0"Double dark thirty....
LOL....Wow! This post gave me quite a good laugh. It is by far one of the most stupid comments I've ever read. And when the train is approaching the crossing at a pretty good speed at what point do you want him to jump off and try to run ahead of the train to "flash" the crossing? And at what point does he get to try to run down the train to get back on? Stupid is as stupid does. Course that goes for the residents too who moved into a neighborhood with close tracks and now want to whine about it. Just like people who live on the coasts and then want us to pay to have their homes rebuilt when a storm knocks them down. If people have enough money to live in expensive neighborhoods let them assume responsibilities for their neighborhoods and leave the rest of us alone.

Since: Apr 08

Hudson, ohio

#18 May 12, 2008
Mars wrote:
Do the trains run as much on Saturdays and Sundays? Those are the days of the week that the prospective buyers were most likely looking at the houses. I'm sure the real estate agents told the prospective buyers the truth about the volume of traffic on the tracks.
7 days a week, and why this crossing, there are two others,Hines Hill and Stow road.. I have dealt with these whistles for 15 years, though sometimes I think the Engineer goes a little over board on the whistle, especially the ones that come through around 2:00am in the morning

was a fact of life when moving into Hudson...

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#19 May 12, 2008
"This train's got the disappearing railroad blues." - Steve Goodman
Duke for Mayor

Yorba Linda, CA

#20 May 12, 2008
"Some studies have shown a dramatic increase in accidents at public crossings where quiet zones were implemented, Husband said.

Florida allowed communities to silence nighttime train whistles in 1984 between Jacksonville and Miami. A federal study later discovered that accidents rose 195 percent at those crossings."

I love those folks up there is that fine affluent speck.

They are just so darned smart. And affluent too.

I really like the english language too. Isnt it interesting how if you remove the "a" from "affluent" and replace it with an "e", it gives you an entirely different word with an entirely different meaning? You can have a lotta fun with that.

Like, " I think I see some effluent flowing out of the mouths of those affluent folks from that northern Summit County village...or city...or whatever it is now."

oooh, and I like the idea of getting those super powered train firemen to stop those speeding trains at every grade crossing as if they were yugos or festivas going up Cadillac Hill. Thats really great, really great.

woof
Alexandra

Wooster, OH

#21 May 12, 2008
My husband and his parents used to have a railroad track in back of their house in Orrville. Didn't bother them any.

What's next, making sure firetrucks and ambulances don't make noise?

These people need to get a life. You knew the tracks were there--deal with it.

And I'm a conservative that wants the government to adopt a hands-off policy and protect the rights of others (such as right to life for unborns). We especially don't need the FEDERAL government involved!

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